Summer Lunch and More

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Feeding the Hungry, Building Relationships
More than 3,800 DeKalb school children qualify for free/reduced lunch during the school year. We believe NONE of them should go hungry.

In 2012 Summer Lunch opened its doors to feed hungry DeKalb children. It was great to offer lunch to kids, but it was soon clear there were hungry parents as well.  The following year Summer Lunch and More opened its doors to children AND adults.

Since 2013 over 31,000 meals, including fresh fruits, vegetables, and hot entrées, have been served to hungry residents of the area as community volunteers join together to feed the hungry and build relationships.Our goal is to serve children, parents, senior citizens, and others in need of a healthy meal in a welcoming environment. FREE KIDS’ Club activities allow children ages 3-12 to experience summer learning including STEM, art, woodworking, and games.

Want to experience this amazing program? Volunteers from all over the community (NIU students and staff, civic groups, churches, local corporations, caring citizens and youth) help fill the over 600 volunteer spots needed to offer meals and activities. Please follow the link to learn how you can help!

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